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Today's News

  • Competing for the crown

    Fourteen women competed in the 2012 Miss Carroll County Fair
    pageant held Monday night.
     

  • McCarty, Corbin make Team USA to play basketball in Costa Rica

     Two Carroll County High School basketball teammates will soon be testing their skills on the international level. Sophomore Caleb McCarty and junior Dakota Corbin have been selected as members of the Sportek Events 2012 Team USA basketball team and will be traveling to Costa Rica in July.

    “I’m pretty excited, blessed to do this,” McCarty said.

    The boys said they received letters in the mail from Sportek, inviting them to the summer basketball experience.

  • Carrollton man arrested on sexual-related charges involving a juvenile

    Carrollton Police arrested a Carrollton man Friday, June 1 for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl in his neighborhood.

    Mark Anthony Weber, 24, of 1204 Sixth St. was charged with first- degree rape, first-degree sodomy and first-degree burglary, all class B felony charges punishable by between 10-20 years in prison and a fine of between $1,000-$10,000.

    Police Chief Mike Willhoite said the incident allegedly occurred at 5:30 a.m. Friday, and Carrollton Police were notified at 6:45 a.m.

  • Many are generous and share old photos for book on Carroll County

     So far, I’ve had a lot of great response to my plea for historic photos of Carroll County and all of its cities. The photos I collect will be considered for a book that will be published by Arcadia Publications later this year.

  • Fourth Street building razed to make way for parking lot

    By SARAH BEACH

    The News Democrat Intern

    The middle school is about to get its own parking lot.

    The Carroll County Board of Education recently purchased the property on the corner of Fourth Street and Seminary Street for $130,000. The .646 acre property was formerly owned by James Vannarsdall.

  • Council should vote down long-term stays at new campground

     It is more than disappointing to see that Carrollton City Council is already considering going back on a commitment made to local residents when the concept of developing an RV campground on the banks of the Kentucky River was considered and adopted last year.

    At a special meeting last week, city council discussed a resolution that would offer discounts to those who stay for 15 days. That’s a great idea. It might inspire folks to visit our city and take in our region’s natural beauty for more than a few days at a time.

  • Beshear signs synthetic drug bill; targets items including ‘bath salts’

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Saying the law would help Kentucky stay one step ahead of backyard chemists who constantly change the formulas of banned drugs to keep them legal, Gov. Steve Beshear Thursday May, 31, ceremonially signed House Bill 481, which bans whole classes of synthetic drugs.

    The new law, which was passed by lawmakers in this year’s legislative session, targets substances that are often sold as bath salts and potpourri but which have harmful and hallucinogenic effects.

  • Leeper, Raisor to leave principal posts

    Two Carroll County principals have stepped down from their posts.

    Carroll County High School Principal John Leeper has accepted the principal job for Martha Layne Collins High School in Shelby County. Carroll County Area Technology Center Principal Crystal Raisor will be teaching at the Carroll County Alternative Learning Center next school year.

    “It was a difficult decision, but one that will allow me to be closer to my children during the school day,” Leeper said.

  • Council eyes discount rates, may consider long-term stays

    The Two Rivers Campground could soon be giving a discount to select individuals and offering a weekly flat fee for up to a 15-day stay.

  • 2012 Klein Toolbox Award

     Wayne Griffin, left, of Klein Tools, presents a toolbox to Nate Moore, middle. Moore, a junior at Carroll County High School, received this toolbox as an award for exceptional work in the classroom at the Area Technology Center, on June 5.  Previously this award was only given to seniors, but Chuck Hollingsworth, right, decided Moore was most deserving of the award out of the students in his Industrial Machine Repair class.